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Business Observer Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 1 year ago

Motorcycle museum, restaurant revs up for summer opening

The OCC Road House & Museum seeks to debut in June.

The pandemic isn’t putting the breaks on plans to open a motorcycle museum and restaurant/tourist attraction in Pinellas County. The facility, the OCC Road House & Museum, based on the Orange County Choppers brand, “is racing full throttle toward a June grand opening,” according to a statement.

Courtesy. Bert King, owner of Bert’s Barracuda Harley-Davidson, and OCC Road House & Museum partners Paul Teutul Sr. and Keith Overton on the future site of the restaurant and attraction.

The project is a partnership between area hospitality management veteran Keith Overton and Paul Teutul Sr. Teutul founded the OCC custom motorcycle manufacturing firm that grew into a slew of ancillary revenue streams, including a clothing brand, reality TV show on the Discovery Channel and a themed rollercoaster. Overton, in a previous interview with the Business Observer, says he hopes to license the OCC Road House & Museum to restaurateurs nationwide.

The pair recently checked out the progress on the facility, being built on a 9.5-acre complex that’s also home to Bert’s Barracuda Harley-Davidson. With more than 11,000 square feet of indoor space, the OCC Road House will be one of the area’s largest full-service restaurants, with indoor and outdoor seating for some 370 guests. The inside, according to the statement, will also include a fleet of Teutul’s custom choppers, along with hundreds of rare items from his of biker memorabilia collection. The restaurant will also feature a 25,000-square-foot pavilion for concerts, outdoor dining, a billiards hall, floor games and other entertainment, in addition to a retail store.

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